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Joint Cho-Oyu & Shishapangma Expedition 2017

Joint Cho-Oyu & Shishapangma Expedition 2017

Shishapangma is one of the lovely mountain of Tibet, which lies in its Autonomous Region of the Peoples Republic of China. Only very few people in the world have an idea about the Shishapangma before Chinese opened Tibet to the western summiteers in 1978 A.D. The Tibetans regard it as the holy mountain. It is the youngest among fourteen mountains above 8000m. That lies in high Himalayan ranges. The North West Ridge (normal route) to Shishapangma takes us up easy angled snow slopes up to 35 degrees with one steeper section. The necessary lines will be fixed and placed on the steeper or crevassed sections. Following our acclimatization in Zhangmu & Nyalam, we will arrive at base camp 5000m ready to do our final preparations and acclimatization walks. Yaks transport our expedition gear from Base camp to ABC at 5,400m. Three further camps will be place en-route. Some times the extra additional days are also required for acclimatization at different places until climbers succeeds the summit. If the climber succeeds the mountaineering early than the scheduled tenure they may leave the base camp before the prescribed time as well.

Expedition Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers
  • 5 nights hotel (3/4 star) in Kathmandu, BB plan
  • Shishapangma & Cho Oyu Joint Expedition Permit permit, Tibet visa, Travel and road permit.
  • Transportation ; Kathmandu/Zhangmu/Base Camp (and vice versa) by land cruiser/jeep for member & truck for equipment.
  • Full board in route to Tibet, Zhangmu, Nyalam, Tingri. Twin sharing accommodation and 3 times meal per day (BLD-Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • All transportation as per itinerary
  • Common climbing equipments like necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws etc
  • 1 tent per climber of North face or similar for BC and ABC
  • Dining, Kitchen, Store tent, mattress and all camping facilities needed
  • Experienced and professional staff at BC : Base camp manager, cook, kitchen boy
  • Liaison officer and Interpreter
  • 3 Yak Per person's (50 KG) from BC to ABC and 2 Yaks on the way back to ABC to BC
  • 1 Yak for each ABC member & high altitude Sherpa BC to ABC to BC
  • Equipment allowance, wages, life, medical & life, medical & rescue insurance for all Nepali members.
  • Emergency oxygen, mask & regulator at ABC (use and pay)
  • Generator at Advance Base Camp for lighting and Charging.
  • Satellite phone in payable basis (per minute $ 5).
  • Immediate Rescue co-ordination (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner

Expedition Cost Excludes

  • Air travel and international departure tax.
  • Entry visa and Re-entry visa for Nepal.
  • Lunch & dinner, hotel after 5 nights in Kathmandu.
  • All expenses of personal nature like bar bills, laundry, telephone etc.
  • Extra yak, per Yak's US$ 150.00 will be charge till to 50 kg load.
  • Insurance for travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost baggage.
  • Applicable permit fee & custom fee for SAT phone, filming camera, communications  equipment (if brought)
  • Garbage Deposit US$ 500.00 (sharing of the total person) and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the clients (climber) don't take back their garbage.
  • Climbing Bonus & summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (if you used Sherpa), Tips for Base Camp Staff
  • All not mentioned in cost include part

Joint Cho-Oyu & Shishapangma Expedition 2017 Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
  • Day 02-03 : Visa document application and Preparation for Expedition
  • Day 04 : Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750m)
  • Day 05 : Rest day at Nyalam for acclimatization
  • Day 06 : Drive from Nyalam to Tingri 4340m
  • Day 07 : Rest day at Tingri for acclimatization
  • Day 08 : Drive from Tingri to Base Camp 5000m
  • Day 09 : Rest day at Base Camp for acclimatization
  • Day 10 : Base Camp to Advance Base Camp 5400m
  • Day 11-37: Climbing Period for Mt. Shisapangma 8012m
  • Day 38 : Return to Base Camp
  • Day 39 : Drive Base Camp to Tingri 4340m
  • Day 40 : Drive Tingri to Chinese Base Camp
  • Day 41 : Middle Camp to Advance Base Camp 5400m
  • Day 42-69: Climbing Period for Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m
  • Day 70 : Return to Base Camp
  • Day 71 : Leave Tibet
  • Day 72 : Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 73 : Rest and shopping day
  • Day 74 : Transfer for Final Departure

Joint Cho-Oyu & Shishapangma Expedition 2017 Cost Detail

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
  • Day 02-03 : Visa document application and Preparation for Expedition
  • Day 04 : Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750m)
  • 2016, Day 05 : Rest day at Nyalam for acclimatization
  • 2016, Day 06 : Drive from Nyalam to Tingri 4340m
  • 2016, Day 07 : Rest day at Tingri for acclimatization
  • 2016, Day 08 : Drive from Tingri to Base Camp 5000m
  • 2016, Day 09 : Rest day at Base Camp for acclimatization
  • 2016, Day 10 : Base Camp to Advance Base Camp 5400m
  • Day 11-37: Climbing Period for Mt. Shisapangma 8012m
  • Day 38 : Return to Base Camp
  • Day 39 : Drive Base Camp to Tingri 4340m
  • Day 40 : Drive Tingri to Chinese Base Camp
  • Day 41 : Middle Camp to Advance Base Camp 5400m
  • Day 42-69: Climbing Period for Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m
  • Day 70 : Return to Base Camp
  • Day 71 : Leave Tibet
  • Day 72 : Arrive in Kathmandu
    Day 73 : Rest and shopping day
    Day 74 : Transfer for Final Departure

Joint Cho-Oyu & Shishapangma Expedition 2017 Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
We welcome and receive you in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer you to the Hotel for overnight stay. At evening you’ll join with us dinner program in typical Nepali Restaurant. Hotel (BD)

Day 02-03 : Visa document application and Preparation for Expedition
These day we are busy for briefing about expedition, documentation, visa application, last minute shopping and preparation for departure to expedition. We’ll also introduce to our Nepali crew coming with you for expedition. Hotel. BLD

Day 04 : Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750m)
Begin Expedition with Bus drive till Nyalam, Tibet via crossing Nepal- China friendship bridge. We’ll meet liaison office at the border, leave our Kathmandu bus then organize truck and jeep ride for Tibetan Side until the base camp. Officials checks for the permit, visa etc. Overnight at Hotel. BLD

Day 05 : Rest day at Nyalam for acclimatization
Today is the rest day for acclimatization in order to cope our body with heights. Walk in the surrounding hills, hang out around. Overnight at hotel, BLD

Day 06 : Drive from Nyalam to Tingri 4340m
After breakfast, drive 4-5 hour drive to reach Tingri. Overnight at hotel. BLD

Day 07 : Rest day at Tingri for acclimatization
Rest & Acclimatization in Tingri. Overnight at hotel. BLD

Day 08 : Drive from Tingri to Base Camp 5000m
Overnight at tented camp BLD

Day 09 : Rest day at Base Camp for acclimatization
Overnight at tented camp BLD

Day 10 : Base Camp to Advance Base Camp 5400m
After loading up the yaks with all the equipment, we set off with them on the 20km (12 mile) trek to the advance base camp. Initially we follow a jeep track to a plateau above the river, and then the west bank of the valley to ABC (advance base camp) near the snout of the Yambughangala Glacier (5600m). This is in an impressive location, with the giant white pinnacles of the glacier leading up the valley to Shishapangma. Here we unload the yaks and set up camp, which will serve as the take-off point for the climb. From here the Sherpas will do most of the load carrying. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 11-37 : Climbing Period for Mt. Shisapangma 8012m
Enough time needs to be allowed for bad weather and slow acclimatisation. Depending upon conditions, two or three camps are set up above ABC. Start climbing leading to a large camping area at 6,400m. Reach the shoulder of the mountain and camp 2 (7,000m) gaining a lot of height. From camp 2, the North-West Ridge is easily reachable. There may be snow and ice climbing. There are fixed ropes are placed on all steep sections. Requirement of a high camp depends upon the weather and other conditions. Climb the long summit ridge which rises across the snow slope below. The West Summit (8,008m) of Shishapangma is quicker to reach than the main summit. After summiting, withdraw from the mountain removing all equipment and rubbish and taking it back to ABC.

Day 38 : Return to Base Camp
Be back to the Base Camp. Equipments are carried by yaks. Prepare for tomorrow's departure from Tibet. Overnight at Tented Camp. BLD

Day 39 : Drive Base Camp to Tingri 4340m
Overnight at Hotel BLD

Day 40 : Drive Tingri to Chinese Base Camp
Overnight at tented camp BLD

Day 42 : Base Camp to Advance Base Camp 5400m
With yaks carrying the expedition's supplies, we trek up the long valley to the base camp. Three nights will be spent at intermediate camps rising respectively 5,200 m and 5,450 m before continuing to the base camp. The benefit of acclimatization will be greatly appreciated when we finally reach the camp, our home for the duration of the climb. We arrive at the base early on day 15 and spend the afternoon organizing climbing equipment. Day 16th will be Acclimatization day at the base camp. Overnight at tented camp. BLD .Overnight at tented camp BLD

Day 43-69 : Climbing Period for Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m
From this point on, it’s not really possible to detail a climbing plan, because the pace will depend upon the leader and the particular team. We set about acclimatizing and learning skills needed for climbing the mountain, such as how to use the oxygen bottles and radios. We will also sort out our equipment and clothing needed for the mountain, setting aside the food we want for the upper camps (as this will be placed there for us ahead of time by the Sherpa). From the base camp we climb along the glacier toward the mountain and Camp 1. Because of the high altitude, this first trip up the Gyabrag Glacier and onto the mountain itself is for familiarizing participants with climbing and their equipment. It provides an excellent opportunity to view the route that will be taken and assess the mountain conditions. Throughout the climb, the leader will use a method that adjusts team members to the ever-increasing altitudes. This will be achieved by "climbing high and sleeping low," until each person feels suitably well-adjusted to make the next move up to a higher camp. At each camp, the team will climb high but then return to the lower camp to sleep.

Summit Day
Summit Day begins early, as it takes several hours to make breakfast, hydrate properly, and fully prepare equipment before embarking. The camp faces west, so there is plenty of time for preparations before we depart as the sun rises. Once on our way, easily navigable snow and rock ledges lead through the short rock band above the camp. Gradually the angle of the slope relents until we emerge onto the broad windswept back of the mountain. Now it is only a matter of putting one foot in front of the other to slowly gain the towering distant summit of Cho Oyu, overshadowed only by Mt. Everest. The magnificent vista surrounding us as we cross the vast summit plateau toward the peak includes Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Menlugtse, Gyachung Kang and Gaurisankar, as well as the peaks of the Khumbu Himal. We reach the summit five to eight hours after leaving Camp 3. For the descent the same route will be followed, with nights spent at Camp 3 and Camp 1. If we are successful in completing the climb ahead of schedule, we will leave the base early and head back to Kathmandu. However, past experience has shown that we will need all of the allotted days unless mountain conditions and the acclimatization process go exceptionally well.

Day 70 : Return to Base Camp
Be back to the Base Camp. Equipments are carried by yaks. Prepare for tomorrow's departure from Tibet. Overnight at Tented Camp. BLDDay 71 : Leave Tibet
Drive to Nepal. Cross the Friendship Bridge by the afternoon. Camping or lodge stay at the Nepal Tibet border at Tatopani. BLD

Day 72: Arrive in Kathmandu
Drive to Kathmandu. You’ll be welcomed in the hotel. (BL)

Day 73 : Rest and shopping day
Today you’ll have free in Kathmandu. You can have sightseeing in the cultural heritage inside Kathmandu, buy souveniers and thankas to take back home or anything as the day is free and easy. At evening we’ll host farewell-Celebration dinner with local typical cultural experience in Restaurant adjoining our crew that were in the expedition time with you. Overnight at hotel (BD)

Day 74 : Transfer for Final Departure
We transfer you to the airport for final departure 3 hours before flight schedule. Farewell and departure.


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  • Duration: 72 Days
  • Physical
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Type: Expedition
  • Route: Ktm-Nyalam-Shishapangma Base Camp - Cho Oyu and Return
  • Autumn Departures: 2017
  • Spring Departures: 2017
  • Height 8201 M

Climbing Details

  • Climbing Route: North West Face Normal Route for both Mountains
  • Shishapanga Climbing Details: The North West normal route to Mt. Shishapangma takes us up easy angled snow slopes to 35 degrees with one steeper section. The necessary lines will be fixed and placed on the steeper or crevassed sections. Following our acclimatization in Zhangmu & Nyalam, we will arrive at the base camp (5000m) to make ready our final preparations and acclimatization walks. Yaks transport our expedition gear from Base camp 5000m, to ABC at 5,400m. Three further camps will be placed to go ahead en-route.
  • Cho Oyu Climbing Details : North Face Also known as TIchy route, this is the Tibet side normal climbing route used for commercial expedition. Till Camp 1 at 6,400m is a moderate climb. From Camp 1 to  Camp 2 can be a challenge because of snow ridge leads to a series of ice cliffs. Although the Climb from Camp 2 to Camp 3  is short and easy, the high altitude makes the path is more demanding.

Extra Services

  • Russian oxygen 4 litters: USD 400
  • Mask & Regulator per set USD 600
  • Satellite phone: USD 1000 per set (Personal use from climber)
  • Film Permit: USD 20,000 (Small Portable movie camera is free)